Požega, Serbia

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Požega
Пожега
Town and municipality
Požega town center
Požega town center
Coat of arms of Požega
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Požega within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Požega within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°51′N 20°03′E / 43.850°N 20.050°E / 43.850; 20.050Coordinates: 43°51′N 20°03′E / 43.850°N 20.050°E / 43.850; 20.050
Country  Serbia
Region Šumadija and Western Serbia
District Zlatibor
Settlements 42
Government
 • Mayor Milovan Mićović
Area[1]
 • Municipality 426 km2 (164 sq mi)
Elevation 315 m (1,033 ft)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town 13,153
 • Municipality 29,638
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 31210
Area code +381(0)31
Car plates
Website www.pozega.org.rs

Požega (Serbian Cyrillic: Пожега, pronounced [pôʒeɡa]) is a town and municipality located in the Zlatibor District of the western Serbia. The population of the town is 13,153, while the municipality has 29,638 inhabitants.

During the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the town was named Užička Požega, to be distinguished from Slavonska Požega, now in Croatia.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1948 31,014 —    
1953 31,741 +2.3%
1961 32,382 +2.0%
1971 33,804 +4.4%
1981 34,100 +0.9%
1991 33,578 −1.5%
2002 32,293 −3.8%
2011 29,638 −8.2%
Source: [3]

According to the 2011 census results, the municipality of Požega has a population of 29,638 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups[edit]

Ethnic composition of the town:

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 12,698
Romani 226
Montenegrins 51
Croats 19
Yugoslavs 19
Macedonians 16
Others 124
Total 13,153

Settlements[edit]

Aside from the town of Požega, the municipality includes the following settlements:

Media[edit]

Požega has a variety of media that stream their signals locally:

  • TV Stations: TV Požega
  • Radio Stations: Radio Požega

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  2. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia: Comparative Overview of the Number of Population in 1948, 1953, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2002 and 2011, Data by settlements" (PDF). Statistical Office of Republic Of Serbia, Belgrade. 2014. ISBN 978-86-6161-109-4. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  3. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 

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